So in 2002 or 2003 I was browsing eBay and saw a nice blue pen, and bought it. It came in a fairly nice skin-effect case that said Parker on it. I knew someone with Parker as their surname and they liked the case, so they took it.
I've used the pen as a regular pen for a few years, in my pocket or bag as a normal pen.
It wasn't until looking on eBay again recently I saw how crazy expensive this pen should be - in good condition they seem to be going for 25x what I paid for it! I'm not particularly attached to it, in fact I don't even use it as often as I used to - I happened upon an Orange Lamy Safari pen which I preferred, and was upset when that pen stopped 'clicking' inside its cap.
That orange pen was only about £10 so I thought I'd get another, and was surprised to see that it was a limited edition pen too, so for the last couple of years I've been using a red Safari pen, missing the orange one and keeping the blue Parker pen on my desk - not for any particular reason than I prefer writing with the Lamy pen so that goes with me and the blue one gets left.
The blue one has just broken though - the screw thread came off. Presumably I overtightened it, though I can't imagine I tightened it any more than anyone else would.
What are my options? If the pen is an expensive one, presumably so would be its repair. I don't fancy putting superglue on it, not least because the screw thread would get stuck.